Conservation and environmental features (mountains, ecological reserves, flora, fauna, etc.): In the Cerro Negro zone, considered HWC (Honduran Western Coffees Geographic Indication) Indigenous communities or associations: Parish Group San Marcos Ocotepeque Historical contribution of the region: The region has been active in six Cups of Excellence Harvesting practices: Manually done and within the family, use solar dryers As the farm start: Start my own farm in the area of El Pinal San Marcos and Yuscaran Mercedes What do you think is the secret of your success? The quality of the cutting, milling and drying. How does it feel to be a winner in the Cup of Excellence? Im very excited because my coffee got 8th place, within the top 10. Grateful to IHCAFE and COCAFELOL, also to Father Walter, priest of San Marcos and the group we have at the parish.
His experience in the Cup of Excellence:
4 years participating, twice in the electronic auction.
|Farm Name||El Pinal lote 1|
|Farmer/Rep.||Saúl Melara Santos|
|Size (30kg boxes)||31|
|Aroma/Flavor||bergamot, cedar, freshly baked bread, honey, peach, complex fruit aromas, lemon/lime zest, red grapefruit, watermelon, cranberry, green apple, milk chocolate, raisins, rhubarb|
|Acidity||malic, citric, multi-dimensional|
|Other||elegant, creamy body|
|Processing system||Wet Process|
|Coffee Growing Area||3.5|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2046|
|High bidders||Café Imports, The Roasterie, Dallis Bros and Barnie’s Coffee and Tea|